Artist Alvin Glen

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 My works are about common people, emotions and ideas. I always try to use recognizable images, sometimes subtle allowing the viewers to slowly discover and interpret the work. Other images dominate, emerging from implied textural sometimes colorful environments. Some works are mixed media, combining dyes, pastels, and pencils, but in the last years, pastels have become dominant.
I explore emotion as well as social and spiritual concepts. Some of my works illustrate, low country Gullah life, and other works bring attention to social or political issues.
Seldom are images in fully recognizable environments. Elements are included or taken away allowing the viewer to complete the image. The use of bright colors are used to catch the eye and to engage the viewer.
A variety of media; pastels, pencils, dyes, [...]

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